As a tabla teacher, Jon is available for individual or group tabla tuition for students of various levels, from beginners to more experienced players.
For over 10 years Jon has delivered Indian music & rhythm workshops to schools, colleges, universities & festivals.
Indian Music Workshops with Sitar & Tabla.
Indian Music & Song workshops with Tabla, Voice & Harmonium.
World Rhythm workshops & Live Percussion Sampling masterclasses.
Workshops for schools, colleges & universities.
Since 2003 Jon has been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, teaching modules in Ethnomusicology, World Music & Composition with the BA Music students. Jon has also delivered workshops & masterclasses to the BA Music Technology Students at the university.
“Jon Sterckx has been an inspiring and highly popular associate lecturer in the University of Plymouth Music department for a number of years. His inputs range from workshop/recitals in classical Indian music, the exploration of Middle Eastern percussion via a more world music dynamic, through to exciting demonstrations involving live sampling and music technology.
Jon is sensitive to the leanings of the contemporary music student and also understands the requirements of the university system, having directed sizeable elements of taught modules, individually and with a sitarist.
He is 100% reliable and we always look forward to his various inputs.” Phil Hull, Head of Music, University of Plymouth, Devon.
Since September 2012, Jon has been a regular music teacher at Wynstones Steiner School in Gloucestershire. Jon teaches weekly Rhythm classes to the Upper & Middle school students & also works as a peripatetic tutor giving individual instrumental tuition.
“Jon Sterckx is a very professional and gifted teacher who has inspired our young people. He has helped them to transcend their rhythmic capabilities through engaging them in every lesson, creating an atmosphere of focus and enthusiasm. His students produce excellent work reflecting fine teaching”. Caroline Thompson, Head of Music, Wynstones School, Gloucestershire.
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Jon has worked with a variety of age groups and ability levels, ranging from pre-school to university students and has a current Enhanced CRB Disclosure certificate.
Jon has a BA (Hons) Music from Dartington College of Arts ( 2000).
In recent years Jon has worked as a tutor or delivered workshops at:
WOMAD, University of Plymouth, Rolle College Exmouth, Dartington College of Arts, Somerset College of Arts & Technology, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Planet Drum Centre, Camden, South Devon College, Wynstones School.
Jon has also delivered school workshops across the South West region as an independent artist & through the organisations: Plymouth Musiczone, DAISI, SPAEDA, Gwent Music Support Service.
Music Workshops can also be delivered at Arts centres & festivals & can be combined with performances.